October 16th came and went. This week was super busy, and I was a bit under the weather- but I still was thinking of watcher, as I do often. I posted a little bit on fb, and then wanted to capture a picture of his urn, and the awesome pic my friend Jen got of him and i just a few months before he passed. mister harley has always been drawn to his urn. I often found him sitting next to watcher’s urn on the book case, or laying the same exact way in the same place watcher would. I have posted pics of it before on here- it just touches me a certain way. I know watcher is still around- making sure i’m ok :) ok.. enough crazy talk… just wanted to share a few pics, and the link to the post i did remembering watcher
*sigh* I suppose it is THAT time again- you know, holiday card season. We all know how much I LOVE the holidays- but i was just dying to use this new set from Lawn Fawn (and I had some class samples i needed to design)
I decided for our new technique challenge i would break out some of my sizzex dies. I tend to only use these in scrapbooking and altered art projects, I often forget to use them on cards. Then I also decided to use some acrylic paint again, a supply i don’t think to use on cards. I LOVE how this lil owl came out with copic markers (colors i used listed below, remember I like the copic originals, just linking to sketches since thats all simon says carries)
To participate in this challenge, create a card using any stamps (although we do *love* lawn fawn) and upload your card over on the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog! Remember you could win some fabulous goodies for playing a long!
Welcome to our Lawnscaping Challenge Fall Blog Hop! I’m so glad you’re here! You should have come to me by way of Lisa’s Blog . If you are new to my blog, thank you for stopping by! The hop’s theme is all things pumpkin and beautiful changing leaves: FALL! The hop runs from Friday, October 5th, all the way until Sunday, October 7th. Make sure to comment on all of the blogs to be eligible for some FANTASTIC prizes! All of the details can be found on the Lawnscaping Challenge Homepage!
This week’s Lawnscaping Challenge is all about texture. I first thought of breaking out my embossing templates, but then I got on a creative spurt of using my edge distresser. Those who take my classes know i LOVE my edge distresser :) . So i layered 3 pieces of edge distressed paper as a base. Then i cut out the heart border from belinda’s borders and glued them on the card- adding glossy accents to them (more texture). I discovered that that “thank you heart” from the many thanks set fit perfectly into the Marvy pink, scalloped heart punch, and i felt the scallops added more texture as well (cheiron, can you hear me say that word? )
(if you are looking for Laurel’s Birthday post, click here (or scroll down) )
A message from Mister Harley:
“Little did my mommy know but her team at work helped get me started on twitter!
I have been a tweeting maniac since July. She just found out about it the other day and was a little disappointed in some of my tweets,
but over all i think she found them funny! I hope you will head over and start to follow me- I promise to entertain you with my witty sarcasm ;) “
(if you are looking for today’s TGIHarley post, I will post it later on in the day, it’s one you are sure to not want to miss!!)
Just a quick blog post to shout out “happy birthday” to Laurel!
Laurel, I hope you have a *wicked* fabulous day! Enjoy!! Blog readers- be sure to pop on over to Nette’s blog to see a list of a bunch of other crafty peeps who have birthday shout outs for Laurel as well! Lots of birthday inspiration coming your way!!
I’m still holding onto summer. I know this is crazy, fall is here, but I figure if I keep posting summer cards on my blog this can be my little getaway from the cool crisp air. I made this card for a friend over the summer. I love, love Fred Mullet’s stamps (that is the fish you see here). And Impression Obsession has awesome nautical stamps as well (the sand dollar). The “Damaged by Salt Water” sentiment is wicked old, and from Limited Edition who are no longer in business. Sinamay is always a must on a nautical card, and I love this Hero Arts Magical background stamp.
I used rock candy distress stickles all over the sand dollar and then added multiple layers of glossy accents to the fishes eye. Hope the detail photo shows this
Hey everyone! It’s time to get TEXTY with your cards ;) I LOVE LOVE LOVE fonts, and letters, so this challenge really inspired me! I used the “so thankful for you” sentiment from the “so thankful” lawn fawn set. I cut off the “so” part (a plus when working with clear stamps) – and repetitively stamped “thankful for you” over and over. I personally don’t like to use a stamp positioner, so I did it by eye- but you could certainly use one here. I then added in the little hearts to go with my “frog to a prince theme”. For the frog I colored him with copics, adding his spots with a lighter green. Just color him how you normally would then take the lighter copic and dot it over and over on the same spot (gently not to ruin your tip) until it is as light as you would like- almost works like a bleach pen!
My friend Cheiron has a blog post up over on A Blog Named Hero. I was visiting her this past weekend, so while she was creating her cards- I decided to play along too! She is part of the *wicked* cool crafty girls I have stayed in touch with over the years, and I’m so happy we have. You know me, anytime i can toss the word “wicked” on a card a I do! I LOVE halloween cards- waaaaay better then Christmas :P
I am also entering this in the Hero Arts Contest “Fall Feast- all things fall, halloween and thanksgiving” – You should play along!!
Hope you enjoy this fun card! I have another card I made as well that I will feature later this week, and show you the awesome artsy fartsy stuff I created in Dina Wakley’s classes!